Elmhurst City Council members will meet in their standing committees at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at , 209 N. York St. That meeting will be followed by a session of the Committee of the Whole to discuss the Hahn Street development, which has not been discussed at a public meeting for a couple of years.
The Development, Planning and Zoning Committee agenda includes a request by the city to amend the text of the zoning ordinance regarding legal notice and publication requirements for a zoning ordinance map and/or text amendment.
The actual case that spurred this review occurred in July, when the DPZ Committee was set to consider an amendment that would allow for 65-foot-tall buildings downtown without setbacks from the street or conditional use application. Residents and two aldermen after learning that the city does not send notices about discussions of text amendments, and that meeting was canceled.
Elmhurst's Zoning and Planning Administrator Than Werner told the DPZ committee last month that the issue can be resolved not by changing the zoning requirements but through better communication about meeting agendas.
Also on the DPZ agenda is a request to adopt a bicycle parking ordinance.
The Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee will review the purchase of mobile data terminals, the renewal of a line of credit, the vehicle sticker program and the community grant program.
Public Affairs and Safety Committee will look at stop sign requests for Adelia Street and Lawndale Avenue, and for Mitchell and McKinley streets. Committee members also will discuss solicitor's hours.
Public Works and Buildings Committee is not scheduled to meet.
At the Committee of the Whole meeting, which is expected to begin at around 7:30 p.m., David Strosberg of Morningside Group, the developer of the Hahn Street project, will present possible changes to the project, which has been on hold since 2008. The original development plan in 2007 was for 82 condominiums, seven townhomes and retail space.
The development was slated to be built between York and Hahn streets and North Avenue and Addison Street, and was to include 20,000 square feet of retail shops on the first floor, below the condominiums, fronting York Street.
The public is invited to speak before the committees for up to three minutes.